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Church State Divide Drowned in the Holy Water

communion_hands.jpgIn one South Carolina parish, if you voted for Obama, guess what? No communion for you!

A priest at a South Carolina Roman Catholic church says his parishioners shouldn’t take Holy Communion if they voted for Barack Obama because of the Democrat’s stance on abortion.
The Rev. Jay Scott Newman said Thursday church law doesn’t allow him to refuse parishioners the sacrament at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville.
But he said his congregants shouldn’t take Communion until they do penance for supporting “the most radical pro-abortion politician ever to serve in the United States Senate or to run for president.”

Who knew there were Catholics in South Carolina? I thought that was total Baptist country. And more importantly, will this church be allowed to keep its tax-exemption status?

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I had the same reaction: Catholics in South Carolina? In one of the Sunday newspapers I read that this asshole's bishop tore him a new one and issued a statement to the parishoners to ignore his ridiculous comments. Of course, right now, the Vatican is probably looking at how to remove the bishop.

Abortions for all! Yippie!

as a catholic, i find the common argument against abortion (like anyone is "pro" abortion, come on! ay, semantics) is "what if jesus had been aborted??" my reply: it would've been a lot less painful than being nailed to a cross.

You didn't know there were Catholics in South Carolina?

Um, hello, Stephen Colbert?

And these repressed dickwads wonder why their numbers are declining! The bishop of some shitty little place, I think it was in MO, said the same thing.

I'm a practicing Catholic and I loved Obama's position that we should decrease abortions by 90% in ten years. That's a fucking goal.

It put's a whole new spin on the bishopric!

Bishopric sounds like a dirty word.


That's why I can't be Catholic.

Did he make the same statement when Clinton was in office?

uh, is that a cheese-it?